Opening day of MAKING ART FROM THE MUSEUM TO THE STREETS

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IN THE MUSEUM'S COMMUNITY GALLERY

Look for the familiar but see it through new eyes when you view this exhibition of photographs by participants in our summer workshop led by local artist Sasha Phyars-Burgess. The goal of the workshop and this exhibition is to explore the question, “What is the place of art in our lives today?” Participants set out tell community stories through the medium of photography, looking to be inspired by works of art in the Museum as well as what they saw on the streets of Allentown. The result: this exhibition of large-scale composite photographs that were posed, directed, and conceived by the workshop participants, along with the photos that served as reference points.

The exhibition opens at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, and continues through Sunday, August 13. Admission on Sundays is free.

"Making Art from the Museum to the Streets" workshop ran from July 1 through August 4 at the Creativity Lab in partnership with City Center Lehigh Valley. The workshop and the exhibition are part of the Museum’s HeARThstone Project.

Sasha Phyars-Burgess is a photographer, media artist, and educator who often incorporates social practice into her work. She
graduated Bard College in 2010 with a BA in photography and is currently an MFA candidate at Cornell University.


Photo by Arianna Scott

 


Photo by Doré Vorum
 

 


Photo by Sasha Phyars-Burgess